Depression not just a mental illness, says study

Those suffering from depression have commonly reported both insomnia and oversleeping, along with chronic fatigue and decreased appetite for both food and sex

Depression not just a mental illness, says studyFor those living with it, depression can be all-consuming. It casts a haze over work, relationships, and everyday social interactions, affecting every aspect of a person’s life. People often think depression solely affects the mind because it’s classified as a mental disorder. A new study has shown, however, that depression is more like a systemic […]

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems in teens

New research now suggests that bullying may cause physical changes in the brain and increase the chance of mental illness. The study now appears in the journal Molecular Psychiatry

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems in teensNew research is suggesting that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly bullied. In recent years, cyber bullying has become a widespread problem. Cyber bullying is any bullying performed via cell phones, social media, or the Internet in general. Such devices allow bullies to continue their harassment anonymously […]

Do you tend to kick and yell during sleep? Here’s why it happens

Scientists are learning more about a violent sleep disorder in which people kick and yell while sleeping. When people enter REM sleep, they're in a deep sleep. Normally, the brain sends signals to prevent muscles from moving. Those signals are disrupted in people with REM sleep behaviour disorder, which can lead a person to act out dreams, sometimes becoming physically violent

Do you tend to kick and yell during sleep? Here’s why it happensTaking antidepressants for depression, having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety diagnosed by a doctor are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, according to a study published in the December 26, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of […]

Postpartum depression not just limited to women

While the condition is often associated with new mothers, recent findings suggested its prevalence among new fathers may be severely underestimated

Postpartum depression not just limited to womenIf left untreated, postpartum depression can have a range of complications such as difficulties in bonding with one’s child, overwhelming fatigue, suicidal ideation, etc. The study titled ‘Prevalence of depression among fathers at the paediatric well-child care visit’ was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Paediatrics on July 23. It is estimated […]

Nagpur: Rename ‘Pagalkhana Chowk,’ chorus grows amongst psychiatrist and mental health activists

A chowk (junction) in the heart of the city Nagpur, Maharashtra, is known and identified as ‘Pagalkhana Chowk.’ The name has been derived as Nagpur’s regional mental hospital is close to this junction. But, psychiatrist and mental health activists are demanding change in the word is ‘Pagal’ as it is associated with stigma. The word is also derogatory as not every person who suffers from a mental illness can be called a ‘mad’ person

Nagpur: Rename ‘Pagalkhana Chowk,’ chorus grows amongst psychiatrist and mental health activistsHave you ever been to Nagpur before? Yes, then while zipping through the city on a scooter or travelling in an auto, you must have seen the board with the ‘Pagalkhana Chowk.’ It is likely that you could have visited the landmark. The name has been there for the past several years. But, psychiatrists and […]

Many older adults don’t take prescribed antidepressants, finds study

Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to start taking these drugs or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests

Many older adults don’t take prescribed antidepressants, finds studyWhile people with severe and chronic mental illness may see a psychiatrist for medications, many patients with depression may not see a mental health professional and instead get care from a primary care provider. The new study findings are drawn from data on roughly 1,500 people who were at least 60 years old and diagnosed […]

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds study

Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information. Study participants improved auditory and verbal outcomes

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds studyNew research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Symptoms of schizophrenia include psychoses, hallucinations, delusions, and unusual thinking patterns. Emotional numbing, reduced motivation, difficulty forming and maintaining social relationships, and cognitive impairment are also among the symptoms that tend to characterize the condition. Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia […]

Mental health: Mumbai docs treat the boy with a rare mental condition

Ritesh suffered from a mental disorder called Early Psychosis, where a patient thinks that someone is there beside him all the time. He used to slouch while walking. The family, at first, thought that he was suffering from back pain, but, when this continued, the family got terrified and sought for medical help

Mental health: Mumbai docs treat the boy with a rare mental conditionMany times, as a kid, one must have been carried by the relatives on their back, but, a 23-year-old Mumbai man carried someone all the time on his back. He talks to him, plays with him, and take him along while going anywhere. For a second, you will feel that we are telling you the […]

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education 

To overcome the shortage of mental health professionals in India, the Indian Psychiatric Society, along with civic-run KEM hospital, has planned to launch a mental health education programme for nursing staff attached with government and civic-run medical colleges and teachers across the schools in Maharashtra

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education The nursing staff, attached to state-run and civic-run medical colleges in Maharashtra, will be imparted with Mental Illness Education training. The Indian Psychiatric Society and civic-run KEM hospital will begin with the training program from December 2 in Mumbai. India has only 7,000 psychiatrists to cater the 125 crore population. One in every 20 people […]

WorldMentalHealthDay: Pune mental hospital ‘family ward’ to unite patient and family

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the Pune’s regional mental hospital started a ‘Family Ward’ in the hospital. Where the family of the patient can stay with the patient

WorldMentalHealthDay: Pune mental hospital ‘family ward’ to unite patient and familyThe regional mental hospital in Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra, has started a Family Ward for the patients suffering from mental illness. The ward aims to bring the patients and the family together. So that the patients can spend time with their families Past week, on October 02, the ward began to function. For a patient, the […]
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